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 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is conducting a comprehensive study across regions to assess the benefit from applying disaster risk reduction (DRR) good practices in agriculture. The study identify practices that help to reduce the vulnerability of households and communities to natural hazards. The study ...read more
13/09/2017
 - Climate change is predicted to have a marked effect on the agricultural sector in Eastern Africa. However, there is considerable potential to adapt to climate change. This can be done within the framework of the watershed management approach. There are compelling reasons for systematically integrating climate change adaptation and mitigation ...read more
12/09/2017
 - This study offers a framework to better understand how addressing the specific priorities of men and women in nutrition and food interventions in conflict-affected contexts may shape peacebuilding processes and improve gender equality in the aftermath of violent conflicts.
06/09/2017
 - Au Sahel, les populations rurales dépendent en grande majorité de l’agriculture, secteur régulièrement affecté par les aléas climatiques. La production agricole, principalement basée sur l’agriculture pluviale et les systèmes extensifs d’élevage, reste fortement exposée aux risques climatiques. En particulier, les sécheresses récurrentes entraînent des déficits de production agricole et des ...read more
06/09/2017
 - Despite widespread emergency response in Ethiopia’s agriculture sector last year to the El Niño-induced drought, humanitarian needs remain high in 2017. New threats to food security are emerging – including severe drought in southern and southeastern pastoral areas and a growing refugee crisis in Gambella Region. Livelihood recovery will remain ...read more
10/08/2017
 - This flyer on drone-aided mapping technology contains practical information on the joint initiative by FAO and the Philippines Department of Agriculture. It presents technical data in a manner that is easy to understand, and highlights the potential contribution of the technology in accelerating pre- and post-disaster assessments in agriculture.
03/08/2017
 - The Abyei Administrative Area (AAA) is a contested zone located on the central border between South Sudan and Sudan. Its status has remained unresolved since South Sudan seceded from Sudan in 2011, and the governments failed to agree on the border division. A United Nations peacekeeping mission, the United Nations Interim Security Force ...read more
01/08/2017
 - Chestnut (Castanea species) are trees providing crucial resources for livelihoods in many parts of the world, with a wide range of economic, social and environmental benefits. The Asian chestnut gall wasp (ACGW) Dryocosmus kuriphilus Yasumatsu (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae) is considered to be one of the most harmful insect pests of chestnut ...read more
27/07/2017
 - Tsetse-transmitted trypanosomosis is a lethal parasitic disease of humans and livestock. The disease severely limits mixed livestock–crop agriculture in over 10 million km2 of highly productive land in sub-Saharan Africa. Direct and indirect losses due to trypanosomosis are estimated in billions of dollars every year. The disease is often neglected ...read more
23/07/2017
 - After more than 50 years of internal armed conflict, Colombia is experiencing a moment of hope thanks to the Peace Agreement between the Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia ‒ People’s Army (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia – Ejército del Pueblo [FARC‒EP]). Within this context, the Food ...read more
05/07/2017